John Muir once wrote: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." To him, nature was a beautiful force; one that could cleanse the spirit.
I think about that now when I review the photos I've taken. I am drawn to taking pictures of the beauty that surrounds me, so that I might reconnect with it later when everything isn't moving so fast. Although I'd much rather be actually standing at the cliffs off Point Arena, with the wind blowing through my hair and the sea crashing below, I'll always have the picture to remind me of just how amazing life can be. Gather enough of those memories, and your spirit can fly.
Take it all in. Capture the details. Remember the moment.